The Maine A.T. Land Trust’s Community Hikes program provides free guided hiking trips to the general public from May to October and then from January to March. There are typically two to three hikes per month (depending on weather) and trips are guided by trained trip leaders. The program has been enormously successful at bringing individuals to the A.T. landscape but they can fill up quickly! The limit for participants is usually 5-8 individuals. If a hike you would like to attend is currently filled up, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the waiting list. Summer hikes will be listed in May, winter hikes will be listed in December, so check back if you don’t see any!
Our next hike will be up Bald Mountain in Oquossoc, right between Mooselookmeguntic and Rangeley Lakes, at 10am on Saturday, March 3rd. The plan is simple: the Bald Mountain Trail ascends from the parking area off Bald Mountain Road to the summit of Bald Mountain. The hike each way will be just 1.3 miles. This is a moderate hike but there are steep sections near the end and conditions will probably be icy enough to require microspikes. However, this is a good winter hike due to the accessibility of the trail, the short length and the great views on the summit (with a fire tower!). From the summit, you can see about fifty miles of the Appalachian Trail in Maine!
Sign up at the RSVP below and email us with any questions! We will have carpooling.
Location of Bald Mountain trailhead: